Madonna has had quite a productive 2018. She closed out the first quarter of the year by bonding over beauty with Kim Kardashian. And in October, a couple months after celebrating a milestone birthday — the icon turned 60 in August — her skin-care brand MDNA launched a groundbreaking roller tool that magically melts ice without any perceptible heat. And while those are all things to celebrate, Madonna reminded everyone on Thanksgiving about the six most important things in her life: her children.
“What I am Most THANKFUL for! My Children have led me down roads and opened doors I never imagined I’d walk through,” Madonna wrote in the caption of a rare photo of all of her kids hanging out together. “Fame, Fortune and Records Broken could never equal that which I treasure and value most. 🙏🏼 #blessed #grateful #children #family 🌍 Happy ThanksGiving from Malawi!”
The photo shows her eldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, 22, with highly contrasting blonde and brown hair and wrapping her arms around one of Madonna’s newly adopted twins, Stella and Esther. The other twin stands all the way to the left, smiling sweetly next to Mercy, now 11, and 18-year-old Rocco Ritchie, Madonna’s son with Guy Ritchie. To the right of Leon is 13-year-old David, looking especially dapper in his suit. Madonna’s choice to spend Thanksgiving in Malawi is not surprise, as David, Mercy, Stella, Esther were all adopted from south-central African nation.
Earlier in the day, Madonna posted an adorable video of the six-year-old twins singing and dancing together in their pajamas. But as cute as Stella and Esther are, it’s nearly impossible to concentrate on them when you see how much the other siblings have grown up. Think about it — Leon is rapidly nearing the age Madonna was when she first burst onto the pop-music scene.
Madonna also shared a throwback video of herself hanging out with friends, with the caption, “Eternally Thankful for My Friends who are always there for me,” and tagging several of those friends, including Debi Mazar. And although she wasn’t tagged as one of the friends Madonna is thankful for, Lindsay Lohan appears to make a cameo in in the brief clip.
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